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    Actor's Responsibilties on Set?

    What do you expect from actors when they show up on the set? What are their responsibilities?

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    What Do You Expect From Actors On Set?

    "I think being available is very important. Sometimes you have to dial yourself down to zero, so you're available for the character, for the director's directions, for the scene to happen." - Ang Lee

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    Seeking Audition Feedback?

    "In my experience, CDs are more apt to give feedback if they had a strong feeling about the reading, good or bad. If I think the feedback will help the actor, I pass it along."

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    How Can an Actor Be Proactive in His or Her Career?

    How to engage our developing clients in their own destiny, how to empower them, how to put them in the driver's seat -- those are the questions we confront daily.

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    How Do You Cast Superheroes?

    "With Peter Parker [in "Spider-Man"], it's interesting because he's sort of the anti-superhero. He's the nerd who becomes powerful against his will."

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    How Can You Use Improvisation in Preparing for a Role?

    "Improvisation is the art of finding your freedom within a moment. Acting in film is about creating and shaping moments for the camera.One cannot create and shape moments without freedom."

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    The Hollywood Closet

    I now have a chance to go to Hollywood, but I've been told I need to go way back into the closet if I want to be a leading man there.

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    Worst Acting Conditions?

    "Once I hit the stage and experienced the hot glare of the lights, the oppressive heat transformed me into a fountain of sweat, with my leather pants sticking to every inch of my lower body."

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    Giving Notes?

    "Giving notes to actors is a craft unto itself. It's about efficiency and timing. Knowing how and when to give a note is sometimes more important than the note itself."

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    Common Mistakes

    "Doing too much in their montages. Even having a montage. Directors and casting directors really want to cut to the chase with you, not see little bits of everything you've ever done."